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Healthstyles: Public-Private Partnerships in Global Health


Healthstyles co-producer and host Barbara Glickstein opens this week’s show with an interview with Sara Jerving a Kaiser Family Foundation Global Health Reporting Fellow for the GlobalPost. Jerving published a piece looking at maternal and child healthcare in South Africa that was part of the publication’s special report called ‘Branding Health.’ The series, which launched this week, sent reporters to four locations in Africa to examine the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in the health sector.

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Dr. Kenya Beard, newest member of CHMP’s Healthstyles production team, is the Associate Vice President for Curriculum & Instruction Jersey College and Dir. Multicultural Education & Health Disparities. She is also a Geriatric Adult Nurse Practitioner. Beard discusses her published editorial in the September issues of the American Journal of Nursing, “How Much Diversity in Nursing is Enough? If we’re afraid to even talk about such questions, we’re not there yet.”

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The final segment, HealthCetera, highlights health news.

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Healthstyles airs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursdays on WBAI 99.5 FM and is streamed at

Healthstyles Today: Health Literacy, Link Ages and More


Today on Healthstyles, co-producer and host Diana Mason, PhD, RN, interviews Terri Ann Parnell, DNP, RN, founder and principal of Health Literacy Partners about the challenges that people face in understanding information about their health and how to manage it. Click here to listen to the interview:

The program begins with HealthCetera, an update on health news, followed by an interview by Healthstyles co-produer Liz Seegert with Paul Tang, MD, from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation about LinkAges, a community collarboation that addresses social isolation, well-being, and aging in community. You can listen to that interview here:

So, tune in at 1:00 today on WBAI, 99.5 FM in NYC and streaming at

Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Healthstyles: Medicare Enrollment 2015 & fierceforblackwomen

Barbara Glickstein hosts this week’s Healthstyles on Thursday, September 18th at 1PM on WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5FM streamed live on the web at

Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is October 15 through December 7th. It’s the time when you can change your Medicare coverage. It can be a confusing to navigate the complex world of health insurance. 

In the first half-hour Glickstein interviews John Sardellis, PhD, professor of health care at St. Joesph’s College of NY, and Member of the Society of Actuaries, who named this segment, “The ABCs and of course D of Medicare”  Tune in to hear him walk us through the process. Tune in (even if you’re not eligible for Medicare) and offer to share this advice with a relative, friend or elder neighbor or person with a disability who is covered by Medicare insurance.  We are public radio and we can all reach out and help someone.

Dr. Sardellis recommends this user friendly site is

In the second half of Healthstyles we hear from Sheree Crute, editor-in-chief and co-founder Healthstyles new regular feature.

Ms. Crute discusses the second article in a three-part series on Black Women’s Health and fibroids –   Beating Fibroids: Find the Best Treatment for You. She also discusses another another featured article,  Lower Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer.   Follow them on Twitter @Fierceforbw @shereecrute @yrlamb and on Facebook fierceforblackwomen.

You can listen to this segment of Healthstyles918

Admit to Observation: Policy Run Amuck?

My latest blog post on JAMA’s News Forum is about the unintended consequences of policy. Specifically, it deals with Medicare policy on admitting patients to hospitals as outpatients for observation. It clearly needs to be fixed.

JAMA doesn’t permit people to post comments on their blog so I welcome your comments on this site.

Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Rudin Professor of Nursing

Healthstyles: words. power. control.

Barbara Glickstein hosts this week’s Healthstyles on Thursday, September 11th at 1PM on WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5FM streamed live on the web at

At the top of the hour hear HealthCetera News Updates. Listen here Hcet9112014

Journalists struggle with reporting on sex and labor trafficking and how to better frame the stories.  The language in the anti-trafficking world, specifically, use of the word “rescue” is examined when Glickstein interviews Becky Owens-Bullard, Project Director of the Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance (DATA). Owens-Bullard says It’s time we take off the “rescuer’s” cape and elevate our language around anti-trafficking work to the trauma-informed, victim-centered place that it should be.” Read  “Take off the cape: Why using the word rescue is harmful to anti-trafficking efforts” in the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and listen to the full interview RESCUE

Healthstyles new regular feature appears regularly with co-founders Yanick Rice Lamb, and Sheree Crute of a new media platform launched last November for Black Women. Ms. Crute chairs CHMP’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Ms. Rice Lamb is a member of the NAC.  Today, Yanick Rice Lamb joins me to talk about the goings-on on Fierce for Black Women. FIERCE

Follow them on Twitter @Fierceforbw @shereecrute @yrlamb


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